Healthy Gut Microbiome is the Key to Better Health
FOUR DECADES OF HEALTH EXPERTISE
What is it that makes an expert? Years of experience!
Nearly forty years ago, Cedar Bear’s founder Carl Robinson set out to create the finest liquid herbal product possible and was inspired to create the TincTract® process. This led to the accumulation of decades of experience and formulation expertise, not only creating formulas for Cedar Bear but for many other companies as well! Carl’s expertise is so precise, that whatever the herbal formula is for, it does what it is supposed to do!
CEDAR BEAR’S ALCOHOL-FREE TINCTRACT® PROCESS, A NATURAL SOLUTION
What is the TincTract® process? When Carl developed this process, he took an alchemical approach using what he called the 4-fold Model of Herbal Energetics. The process has NO alcohol, and is as close to nature as possible, using only three ingredients, the herb, glycerin, and purified water.
WHY IS IT CALLED TINCTRACT®?
When Carl set out to create a better liquid herbal product, (liquid is the best way to take herbs, as our bodies can’t digest cellulose), the generally recognized processes for making liquid herbal products were alcohol tinctures and glycerin extracts (that were quite weak).
Using ancient alchemical principles, the process Carl developed resulted in a better-tasting and more effective herbal product than had ever been achieved before. Realizing he had created something new, he named it the TincTract®, for TINCture exTRACTion, a better, more natural solution for building health with Nature’s remedies, herbs.
Carl’s studies then led him to become an expert at using herbs to bring better balance to health and wellbeing so he could formulate products that truly benefitted many of the greatest health needs that people (and pets) have.
Which brings us to the aim of this blog – Natural Gut Cleansing.
You see, your gut is a vital key to your health. Do you want to be healthier? Take care of your digestive system! A healthy gut lays an important foundation for health. Read on for tips to improve your gut health with diet, supplements, lifestyle changes, and Cedar Bear TincTract© herbs to support, build, and balance your health!
ROLE OF THE DIGESTIVE TRACT IN MAINTAINING OVERALL HEALTH
A lot has been discovered in recent years about the importance of your gut’s microbiome. Some scientists even consider it the ‘forgotten organ!”
There are trillions of microorganisms of thousands of different species (called microbiota) that live in your digestive tract. These microbes make up your gut microbiome or gut flora. Maintaining the right balance of these microorganisms, (bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses, etc.), is vital for physical health, immune system function, and even mental/emotional health. Many of these microbes are beneficial, even essential, for health, like beneficial bacteria. Others are harmful when they multiply and get out of balance.
VITAL FUNCTIONS OF THE GUT
Your gut carries out the vital functions of digestion, absorption of nutrients, and even a large part of your immune function. So, let’s get down to the business of building better gut health.
You might ask, why gut cleansing? The digestive system, by its very nature, is cleansing all the time. But your gut microbiome can get knocked out of balance by any number of things – stress, antibiotics, diet, harmful toxins…, and can use occasional and sometimes strong support.
- Deep Gut Cleaning: A colon cleanse for medical procedures like the bowel prep for a colonoscopy gives a complete clearing of your gut.
- Enemas and Colonic Irrigation/Colon Hydrotherapy: Colon cleansing processes that flush your colon from the rectum to support colon health.
- Juice Fasts: Broths, vegetable juices and whole fruit juices.
- Dietary Changes, Supplements, Herbs: For important and ongoing support to maintain a healthy colon.
BENEFITS OF GUT CARE
We need to help our gut keep our microbiome in balance and support digestive tract tissues. This can improve your digestive health, enhance nutrient absorption, and increase energy levels. Gut cleansing also helps support weight loss goals, promotes a healthy colon, helps reduce issues with constipation, leaky gut, and irritable bowel, and strengthens your gut microbiome, beneficial bacteria activity, and electrolyte balance.
Be your own best healthcare expert and take care of your gut health by following these health tips:
WHEN SHOULD YOU DO A GUT CLEANSE?
Do a gut cleanse when you have:
- Bowel movements that are not regular or don’t look right.
- Bloating, constipation, loose bowels, excessive gas.
- Poor nutrient absorption.
- Difficulty with weight loss.
- Moodiness, anxiousness, blue moods.
- Sugar cravings.
- Food intolerances.
ABOUT LEAKY GUT SYNDROME
Damage to the gut lining can create what is called “leaky gut”, which means that the lining is overly permeable and lets particles “leak” into the bloodstream instead of moving correctly to your large intestine and being fully digested and cleared from the body as waste. This causes many food sensitivities and other health issues. I know! I have to deal with it myself!
Herbs that can help – burdock root, dandelion root, milk thistle seed, chamomile, calendula, rose, cinnamon, ginger, lemon balm, peppermint, pau d’arco, marshmallow root, licorice root, slippery elm bark, turmeric root.
NATURAL APPROACHES, IMPROVING & MAINTAINING LONG-TERM GUT HEALTH
Dietary changes can significantly benefit gut health. Here are some healthy diet and lifestyle tips that support gut health:
- Drink plenty of pure water and herbal tea!
- Eat and drink probiotic and fermented foods – Kefir, kimchi, kombucha, miso, sauerkraut, yogurt, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice.
- High-fiber diet – Gut cleansing and fiber rich foods – broccoli, cauliflower, dark leafy greens, ginger, oatmeal, whole fruits, kale, spinach, cabbage, flax seeds, whole grains.
- Prebiotic fiber – Asparagus, bananas, chicory, garlic, onions, whole grains.
- Eat healthy fats such as salmon, nuts, seeds, olive oil, and coconut oil.
- Reduce sugar and artificial sweeteners, which imbalance gut microbes.
- Reduce stress – Psychological, physical, and environmental stress (heat, cold, noise…) stress digestive processes. Stress management support: meditation, deep breathing exercises, etc.
- Avoid excess use of antibiotics, which knock out beneficial bacteria, creating imbalance in the gut flora.
- Regular exercise supports all aspects of health, including gut health. Walking, yoga, tai chi, swimming, Pilates, etc.
- Sleep – Lack of sleep effects healing processes in the body, including digestive.
- Avoid disinfectant cleaning products – Disinfectants disrupt gut microbiota, especially in infants and young children.
- Avoid smoking – Smoking affects gut health, as well as heart and lungs.
HERBS & SPICES THAT SUPPORT GUT HEALTH
Ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, cardamom seeds, clove, aloe vera.
DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS TO SUPPORT THE GUT NATURALLY
Probiotic Supplement – Replenish healthy gut bacteria, especially after antibiotics.
Digestive Enzymes – As we age, our natural digestive enzymes diminish.
Laxative Herbs – For occasional use, psyllium hulls, senna, and cascara sagrada can help.
Digestive Stimulating Herbs/Spices – Cayenne pepper, ginger.
CEDAR BEAR HERBS TO AID IN GUT CLEANSING.
We’ve been supporting gut health for decades! Best taken on an empty stomach.
Gut Flora Friend
I know, it’s in the Kid’s Formula section, but Gut Flora Friend helps all ages re-establish microbiome balance and is a must for the gut! This great-tasting liquid herbal formula helps cleanse the gut of ‘bad guys’ so the ‘good guys’ in the gut flora can flourish. Also stimulates the immune system, helps immune system cells communicate with each other better, and has a health-protecting antioxidant action.
Helps clear undesired microbes and invaders. Many health issues such as lack of energy, fatigue, blue moods, difficulty with concentration, digestive distress, sleep difficulty, nervousness, restlessness, skin itchiness, sugar craving, food sensitivities, unexplained weight changes, and teeth grinding may be related to those things we may have picked up somewhere.
Stomach Ease with Ginger (Queasy Ease for Kids, Pets)
Gives quick relief to tummy troubles. Soothes upset digestive system and helps clear digestive issues. Catnip calms nerves, ginger calms queasiness, fennel reduces gas, meadowsweet reduces temporary discomforts, and peppermint soothes the stomach and helps cleanse the digestive system.
Spice herbs that support digestion, healthy cells and immune function, heart health, brain function, joints and muscles, and more.
Has a potent health protecting antioxidant, curcumin, that helps digestive health, stress, healthy cells, immune function, heart health, brain function, joints and muscles…
NOTE: Consult with your healthcare provider before starting detox diets and detox supplements if you are on prescription medications, have chronic constipation, chronic illness, or other health concerns. Cleansing programs and products should not be done while pregnant or nursing. Potential risks of over-cleansing, such as electrolyte imbalances and interactions with prescription medications causing increased medication-related side effects can occur.
CREATED WITH CARE
With decades of expertise in herbal formulations and our total commitment to providing you with the highest quality and most effective herbal products possible, you can trust these Cedar Bear’s TincTract® products for supporting your gut health. Remember, a healthy gut is the foundation for overall health and vitality!
(These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.)